John Carpenter updates fans on the 1997 reboot: Escape from New York

John Carpenter updates fans on the 1997 reboot: Escape from New York

John Carpenter updates fans on the 1997 reboot

Few films have marked the Hollywood action genre. Among these we cannot fail to mention 1997: Fuga da New Yor k, a real cult of the 80s directed by master John Carpenter. In recent years there has been a lot of talk about a possible reboot and the director also wanted to have his say.

What we know about the 1997 reboot: Escape from New York

Interviewed on microphones, Carpenter explained that he was aware of the reboot, but had not received any phone calls for his involvement.

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Carpenter then responded to the suggestions of fans who saw in Wyatt Russell, son of Kurt, a perfect replacement for the new film:

“Wyatt is a great actor and we don't rain on that , but it's up to him and Kurt to decide what to do next. I honestly don't know what the direction is for the new film, maybe they could choose a woman too. In any case, there will never be anyone like Kurt and never anyone like Snake ”.

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In 1997: Escape from New York, Kurt Russell plays Jena Plissken nicknamed Snake, a repeat offender who has a chance to pardon if he helps rescue the president, held hostage in the prison city of Manhattan.

Waiting for new information you can recover the Blu-Ray in 4K from 1997: Escape from New York: here the link to buy it.

The Thing Director John Carpenter Can't Talk About Blumhouse Reboot

Whenever horror fans are trying to justify the existence of an iconic film earning a remake, John Carpenter's take on The Thing is often the go-to example of a film that is superior to its predecessor. While that film was largely underwhelming with audiences and critics upon initial reception, it has since gone on to be regarded as one of the best sci-fi/horror films of all time, which earned itself a reimagined prequel in 2011. Blumhouse Productions is now working on a new adaptation of the source material, the novella Who Goes There?, with Carpenter having previously hinting that he would be involved in this new adventure. Despite that involvement, he's not offering any new input on the project's status.

Carpenter shared back in 2020 that he might get involved in the project, so when asked if there were any updates on the project, the filmmaker teased, 'There are updates that I am not allowed to speak of. We'll see, we shall see. Never say never in the movie business, never say never.'

Much like the 2011 film wasn't a direct remake of previous stories, the upcoming take on The Thing is expected to also offer some new perspectives on the concept. 

Both Carpenter's film and the 1951 The Thing from Another World were inspired by John Campbell's novella, but in 2019, an extended version of the original transcript was published as the novel Frozen Hell. Given the success that Blumhouse has earned with their revival of the Halloween series, which saw them enlisting Carpenter to serve as a producer, the project is seemingly in good hands and could likely lead to Carpenter having his hand in the project in some capacity. However, the coronavirus pandemic has caused complications for the entire movie industry, with this new take on the material likely being one of the countless productions that has been put on indefinite hold.

As fans wait for updates on this project, they can revisit Carpenter's Escape from L.A., which lands on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on February 22nd.

Released in 1996, John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. was the highly anticipated follow-up to the fan-favorite hit Escape from New York. Kurt Russell returns as anti-hero Snake Plissken, who is called upon to save the world from a doomsday device after a 9.6 quake levels most of Los Angeles. 

Stay tuned for details on the upcoming The Thing movie. Escape from L.A. hits 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on February 22nd.

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